February 04, 2021

National Restaurant Association Statement on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

Washington, D.C. – National Restaurant Association Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Advocacy Shannon Meade today released the following statement on the introduction of the PRO Act of 2021:

“The PRO Act will make radical changes to settled workplace policies creating chaos for the restaurant industry while it struggles to survive. The proposed changes erase a century of bipartisan consensus and balance reached by courts, regulators and lawmakers, and creates an entirely new national model for the employer-employee workplace.

“If enacted, this bill will cripple restaurants, the overwhelming majority of which are small- and family-owned businesses operating on single digit margins—and what hurts these businesses hurts their employees and their communities.” 

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises nearly 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14.5 million employees. Together with 52 State Associations, we are a network of professional organizations dedicated to serving every restaurant through advocacy, education, and food safety. We sponsor the industry's largest trade show (National Restaurant Association Show); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find @WeRRestaurants on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.